Interviewer: "How did you feel when you heard about your first major movie deal?"
Marilyn Monroe: "When Gentlemen Prefer Blondes came out, I was happy—incredibly happy. I remember driving back and forth in front of the theater just to see my name up there on the marquee. I even wished 'Marilyn Monroe' had been 'Norma Jeane' so that all the kids who'd ignored me in the orphanage would know it was me. I wanted to be seen, you know? That's what fame meant for me—being seen and acknowledged, maybe for the first time."
Presented as a comfortable chat between Monroe and a time-traveling interviewer, this compact little book imagines what it would be like to spend and hour or two with one of the most famous and beloved personalities of the 20th century over a cup of tea or coffee. The entertaining conversation is purely fictional, yet solidly based on biographical facts.